ORAL CANCER SCREENING AT BROCK DENTAL
Oral cancer screenings are a very important part of your dental visit. With the advances in modern technology, we are now able to pinpoint the start of a potential problem much earlier in its evolution. The ability to do so enables us to treat any issues prior to them becoming a major irreversible problem.
The oral cancer screening involves a thorough visual inspection, along with palpation (touch) of susceptible areas for any changes in colour, shape, texture and size from the norm. If we identify changes in mouth and is off concern, we will refer you to the appropriate specialist who can assess and even do a biopsy. The sample would be sent to an oral pathologist for a thorough evaluation and definitive diagnosis.
Certain lifestyle choices can have a great impact on the health of your tissues, gums and teeth. If you are a smoker or heavy drinker, make sure to get regular screenings.